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Linda Donnelly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2007
 

Nikon D40x or Canon Rebel Txi?


I am looking at both cameras. Any suggestions or comments about them? I am a serious amateur who likes to shoot macro, landscape and portraits.


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5/4/2007 8:32:07 PM

 
Leisa Allen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/7/2007
  Linda,
Love the Canon XTi, but like most everyone will say, go and try both cameras and see which one you like the best. I love the 10 MP and all the functions on the XTi and I love that it is not as heavy as the 30D.
Good luck on picking your camera!
Leisa


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5/5/2007 4:20:32 PM

 
Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  I also love my xti! I got the battery grip - which gives it a bit more of a base. Don't foget to get a 50 mm 1.8 (or 1.4) lens! I got one instead of the kit lens. Definitely go try them out in a store though!


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5/5/2007 7:45:30 PM

 
Bob Fately   Linda, the cameras you mention are fine, and pretty much similar. You might also consider the Olympus offering in the same price range.

The really important thing is to select a camera that feels good in your hands - you might find one balances more naturally than another. Similarly, when you look through the viewfinder you might find one camera's indicators easier to read than another's.

The point is, do not take the advice from others - no matter how well meaning they are, other people cannot sense the ergonomics of a camera the same way you do. Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Olympus all make good equipment - and good lenses (the more important part, really) are available for any of these cameras.

So go to a store and get your hands on both models - you will be able to tell if you find one more natural than the next. And don't sweat over the technical mumbo-jumbo - that one model has a higher flash sync speed or whatever - those things have more to do with marketing hype than real-world usefulness.

I hope that helps you - have fun making your decision...


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5/5/2007 7:48:55 PM

 
Linda Donnelly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2007
  Thank you all for taking the time to respond to my question. I will go to a dealer and try them out.


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5/6/2007 9:57:39 AM

 
Jamie M. McCoy   LOL how funny you should ask this.

I have the Canon XTi and a guy-friend of my uncle's just bought the Nikon D40x.

That guy has said SEVERAL times over, how he wished he had bought the Canon XTi.


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6/7/2007 3:09:46 PM

 
Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  Hello Linda,

There is no way I can answer your question until you define what the words "Serious Amateur" mean to you.

To be bold, I've seen people who consider themselves serious amateurs who don't know an f/stop from a hole in the ground. LOL Conversely, I've seen people who consider themselves amateur who shoot (pro) quality or better!


Pete


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6/7/2007 7:31:43 PM

 
Linda Donnelly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2007
  Thanks for all of your concern and help. I decided on the Nikon and I hope to get to spend some quality time reading the manual as soon as school lets out. Take care, Linda


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6/7/2007 11:39:27 PM

 
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